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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Replacing a Corian 850 Sink With a Stainless Steel Undermount in Huntersville NC.

This is a Corian 850 integral sink.  The sink has a crack you can barely see with your eye but it is leaking.  The homeowners chose to retro fit an undermount stainless steel sink as the replacement.
It is being replaced with a Kraus 16 ga zero radius sink.  People are really loving those.

 Here is the new Kraus sink.  Actually, I should have taken a better picture looking down into the Kraus sink.  So I am going to put a picture of a Kraus sink on another job I did with a better in sink view.

Okay.  Here is a better view looking down into a Kraus sink.  Different job but same Kraus sink.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Replacing Integral Avonite Sink With A Top Mount Stainless Steel Sink in Salisbury NC

  This sink has a lot of staining in it and needs to be replaced.  It is a discontinued Avonite model sink so simply removing it and replacing with the same one again is not an option.  Without another option they will have to replace all of the countertops in the kitchen as well as the sink of course.  That would be at least a $5000.00 project in this kitchen.  I am the other option.

                                                                                                                                                                     In a very unusual occurrence, I actually did not have to cut this sink out of the countertop.  I noticed that there was a small void (tiny hole where there is no adhesive) where the countertop and the sink meet.  I was curious as to whether or not this was beginning to seperate from the countertop so I gave it a small tap with the rubber handle on my hammer and it was obvious that this sink was on the way out one way or the other.  I removed the entire sink with no power tools at all.  In the 20 years that I have been doing this I have never seen that!

  You can see here where there is a lot of molding in the area where the glue void was.  Water was able to get in between the sink and the countertop causing the mold on the inside of the cabinet.  Normally this is not an issue with this type of sink but it was on this one.

   We are replacing the Avonite sink with a top mount 33 x 22 stainless steel zero radius sink.  Here is where it gets a little tricky.  A lot.

  The sink I just removed was 33" from wall to wall.  The new sink is 33" from lip to lip (left to right).  Once the sink is removed, there is a 3/8" radius on the sink cut out.  This adds 3/4" more area that needs to be covered by the new sink. Notice the gap in the picture above.  Since I left my stainless steel sink stretcher at home today I will have to shrink the cutout rather than stretching the sink!

  While I am doing the sink cut out shrink process I will also be plugging that extra hole in the countertop to the right of the sink.


 I had a lot of work to do and did not document a good portion of the process but here you can see that I have added material to the sides and have plugged the hole in the countertop.  Next I re cut the sink cutout to accept the installation of the new sink.

 Now the new sink is installed and the extra hole is plugged.  The plumber will be by in the morning.

 Replacing Integral Avonite Sink With A Top Mount Stainless Steel Sink in Salisbury NC done by   Bryan Dix at Complete Solid Surface Refinishing



Monday, March 18, 2019

Replacing Corian Integral Sink With Top Mount Stainless Steel Double Bowl Sink in Danville Virginia

  Today we are in Danville, Virginia replacing a Corian 850 integral sink with a top mount stainless steel double bowl sink from Water Creation.
  This sink has a crack in it and it is leaking into the cabinet.

This is the Water Creation top mount double bowl sink.
The plumber will be there in the morning to plumb the new sink.

Corian sink replacement in Beautiful Danville, Virginia done by Bryan Dix at Complete Solid Surface Refinishing